I love chasing down the Wikipedia rabbit-hole: wasting a few hours following a link from the day’s Main Page and seeing where it takes me.
The other day, via “The Devil of Christmas”, which I haven’t seen (despite Reece Shearsmith once sharing a school Xmas-play stage with my sister), arrived at “Thriller (UK TV series)”, which I most definitely did. Those 1970s Saturday nights, that title card, the spooky theme music…
I don’t remember much in the way of the details of the stories, save the one where every resident of a strange village has his or her left (or right?) foot wrapped in bandages. (SPOILER ALERT: They are all Spawn of Satan and the bandages conceal a cloven hoof.)
The Wikipedia entry didn’t enlighten me, giving only a list of the episode titles and actors.
Which got me thinking…
Intriguing titles, zero distracting plot information, suggestions for character types from the cast list. These would surely make fantastic writing prompts for someone. Maybe even me.
It’s got to be worth a go.Ì